Woman on transplant list gives up liver to help stranger

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A woman gave up her chance for a liver transplant to give the organ to another, younger woman (KTRK)

Two women are alive and well thanks to a Dallas great-grandmother's selflessness.

She made the decision to give up her spot on the transplant list to a young woman who was hours from death.

After waiting a year for a new liver, 69-year-old Brenda Jones put herself back on the transplant list in order to save the life on 23-year-old Abigail Flores, station WFAA reports.

In July, a liver was a match for both women, but doctors said without a new liver, Flores only had a day to live.
Jones, without hesitation, gave her liver to Flores.

Jones said, "In my heart, I wouldn't have been able to live with the liver if I had let this little girl die. And I still had more time ... I would have been a very selfish person."

A few days later, Jones got a second chance at a transplant, and now both women are recovering from their surgeries.
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